Wrapping up the local Cline Shale Session on Friday, December 14, 2012, was discussion on the possibility of taking part in a study conducted by the University of Texas San Antonio on the oil exploration and development.
A price change was seen if only a few counties took part in the study, but overall its purpose is to learn what is coming with the boom, how to address issues presently and how to deal with the development at it takes place.
However, it was noted that while the decision on the study takes place, entities should keep working on issues and not wait on results.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 61 calls for service, issued no citations and made three arrests from Dec. 24-25, 2012.
The SPD received 30, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 1000 block of Elm.
â€˘Â Counterfeiting â€”Â 1700 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ George Gutierrez, 34 â€”Â Family violence assault.
â€˘Â Jacoby Rivera, 19 â€”Â Warrants.
â€˘ Jesus Gonzales, 33 â€”Â Theft.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 38 calls for service, served five civil papers and made four arrests from Dec. 21-25, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
Funeral services for Gerald M. â€śJoeâ€ť Shifflett, 85, of Sweetwater will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Mike Crowley officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Shifflett died Wednesday, Dec. 26, at Hendrick Medical center in Abilene.
Santos D. Rodriguez, 85, was born Sept. 5, 1927, to Amalio and Francisca Deanda in Eden, TX. She went home to her Lord and Savior on Dec. 26, 2012 in Sweetwater. She married Raul Rodriguez on July 31, 1946 in Coleman, TX.
Services will be at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Frankie Santiago and Rev. Ronnie Horton officiating. Burial will be in Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Doris Newcomb, age 81 of Albany, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2012 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, December 28th at First Baptist Church with Rev. John Tunnell and Rev. Bob Knowles officiating. Interment will follow in the Albany Cemetery under the direction of Morehart Mortuary. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, December 27th at Morehart Mortuary of Albany.
Expect a bit of a warm-up today with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 50. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 26 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, they will shift to the west.
With the freezing low temps tonight, don't forget to protect those plants, pets and pipes! Visit weather.gov to learn more about the forecast.
Rib Roast with Blue Cheese Horseradish Sauce
A holiday roast makes a lovely presentation and is just about the best crowd-pleaser you can find.Â You want to order a little more than 1 pound per person of "bone-in standing rib roast." If you can, ask the butcher to cut the bone off of it and tie it back on for flavorful cooking but easy slicing. Ask for extra fat for the cap too,Â if it is available.
Yield: about 10 servings
1 (about 14 to 16 pound) beef rib, roast ready
About 3-4 Tbsp of your favorite seasoning blend such as Greek Seasoning, or Creole Seasoning
Workforce issues were brought up during the recent Cline Shale Session held on Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Sweetwater campus of Texas State Technical College (TSTC).
The event was hosted by the Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED), in which SEED's executive director Ken Becker was the session host. Bill Lavers from the Development Corporation of Snyder (DCOS) was the session emcee.
The Mistletoe Brass Band recently played Christmas carols for students and teachers at East Ridge Elementary School.
Players are Billy Weems, trumpet; Dianna Adams, trumpet and arranger; Larry Ludlum, euphonium; Richard Smola, tenor saxophone; Dr. Jeremy Smola, trombone; Elias Chavez, tuba; Bill Tinsley, percussion; and Joe Rivera, manager.
This year's campaign for the Nolan County United Way (NCUW) is "Give Where You Live," so that the local organization can continue their commitment to local service. The 2012 goal has been set at $85,000, in which all funds raised will stay in the county to help nine local agencies.
Making up the agencies are the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program), Cancer Services Network, Gateway Family Services, Sweetwater BackPack Buddies, the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC), the Big Country Medical Reserve Corps, and the Women's Resource Center.